Christmas 2016 at St Leonard's

Hope is Born - a Christmas message from the Rev Em Coley, Vicar of Sandridge

Saturday December 17th 4pm Family Christmas Concert. Emma Adlard and Stephanie Rawlins: piano duet. Music followed by refreshments. Free admission (donations welcome - proceeds to St Leonard's and Cancer Research UK).

Sunday December 18th 6pm Carols by Candlelight with words and music, we reflect on the birth of HOPE at Christmas.

Christmas Eve 3pm & 5pm Crib Services bring your family and friends to one of these fun and informal services as we celebrate and prepare for Christmas.

Christmas Eve 11.30pm First Communion of Christmas we give thanks for the birth of Jesus, God’s Son, and the HOPE of the world.

Christmas Day 10am All Age Celebrationfor all the family celebrating the gift of Jesus; the best way to make the day special!

Christmas card - Hope is Born








Our Christmas card, delivered to homes across the parish

Helping homeless young people this Christmas

This Christmas, St Leonard’s will be raising money for Herts Young Homeless – a charity helping 16 to 24 year-olds in the county who are homeless or threatened with homelessness.

The church will be remembering that there was ‘no room at the inn’ for pregnant young mother Mary, and seeking to play our part in preventing young people being homeless in Hertfordshire. We will be donating half of all the money raised from collections at our Christmas church services to the charity.

Herts Young Homeless – which is also the chosen charity of this year’s Mayor, Sandridge councillor Frances Leonard - is an independent charity that has been supporting vulnerable people in Hertfordshire for more than 15 years. It has offices throughout Hertfordshire with more than 50 staff and many more volunteers.

The charity’s goals are to prevent homelessness by empowering individuals to make positive informed choices, and to support young people, those in crisis and individuals at risk of becoming homeless.